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Anybody had a good run on those tires? My rear one's only lasted 5000 miles. I tried the tourer one, but not have tried the Marquis i think they call it. Price is nice, but not if you have to do it twice.
My front one has been excellent, i'd say at least 17,000 and still doing good.
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Only tried Cheng Shin's on my dirtbike..... once. They didn't lasted long there.
Never had one on the Vulcan though, mostly 'cause of that experiance with them.


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Anybody had a good run on those tires? My rear one's only lasted 5000 miles. I tried the tourer one, but not have tried the Marquis i think they call it. Price is nice, but not if you have to do it twice.
My front one has been excellent, i'd say at least 17,000 and still doing good.
As far as a safety issue, I will go without food for a week or beer for a day and buy a good quality performance tire. But thats just me! Isn't Cheng Shin translated to Cheap ****?


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As far as a safety issue, I will go without food for a week or beer for a day and buy a good quality performance tire. But thats just me! Isn't Cheng Shin translated to Cheap ****?
I think it (Cheng Shin) means "China ****". because we all know everything made in China, is...well...****!
I'm with you, I'd rather not ride for a month (and I have) and buy quality tire, than risk my life to some cheap ass made in China crap tire!
but that's just me, you do as you want. it is, after all, your life (or death?) you're playing with.

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Only tried Cheng Shin's on my dirtbike..... once. They didn't lasted long there.
Never had one on the Vulcan though, mostly 'cause of that experiance with them.
Same here, and I agree with all the other above posts....
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I ran the cheng shin in all conditions, very rainy and cold, it did beautifully as far as perfomance and grip, great water removal, i beleive they are D.OT. standards, thsy just dont last long because the blubber is soft.
I'm with you , i'll keep to the Dunlop or bridgestone, just because i dont want to have to keep installing them, As far as safety goes, i have a lot of faith in them.
I thought it was worth a mention, know what i mean.
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Same here, and I agree with all the other above posts....
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I remember the time when everything made in Japan was considered crap. Not anymore. And everything made in China is no longer crap either.
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I remember the time when everything made in Japan was considered crap. Not anymore. And everything made in China is no longer crap either.
I agree on the made in Japan, yep we used to say made from beer cans... Made in Germany was what was considered the best stuff back then... Now we get some very good stuff from Japan... I actually think you are lucky if it is made in Japan...
But on the made in China, I was wondering if you would name one...???
We must not import that here in the U.S... Most China made stuff I have bought, you may as well pick up 2 or 3 if you expect 1 to work right... Sorry just my opinion, or luck one of the other...
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I remember the time when everything made in Japan was considered crap. Not anymore. And everything made in China is no longer crap either.
I agree, there are alot of countries that say they should not import our products, it's a global market these days, if you want a Uniroyal tire made in china they can make one, but give them the proper materials.
It does not matter where it is made, is up to US D.O.T standards in the question? I would say yes, otherwise it should not be legal to put our people at risk, if it's sold here, then it's legal here and safe!

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